/*********************************************** * Chrome CSS Drop Down Menu- (c) Dynamic Drive DHTML code library (www.dynamicdrive.com) * This notice MUST stay intact for legal use * Visit Dynamic Drive at http://www.dynamicdrive.com/ for full source code ***********************************************/
History
Minnesota National Guard
133rd Airlift Wing selects Outstanding Airman of the Year

Minnesota National Guard ST PAUL, Minn- Master Sgt Crystal Galloway, 133rd Maintenance Operations Flight, was selected to represent the 133rd Airlift Wing at the state level as the Outstanding Airman of the Year in the category of Senior Non-commissioned Officer in St Paul, Minn, Apr 13, 2014

Each year, squadrons from 133rd Airlift Wing submit an Outstanding Airman of the Year Award package that consists of their best of the best of the Wing These Airmen distinguish themselves from their peers in the areas of leadership and job performance in primary duty, significant self-improvement, and base or community involvement

Master Sgt Galloway sets herself apart from her peers as the training manager for Maintenance Group, monitoring over 240 individual training plans She also oversees over 525 training records in the Training Business Area program for the Wing She played an integral role in the SharePoint migration for the entire Maintenance Group by creating and transferring over 250 files Master Sgt Galloway continues to show results as she takes on more responsibility Furthermore, she went above and beyond by creating the Newcomers Brief package, which has organization charts and maps of the base for new recruits Lastly, Master Sgt Galloway is the author of the Camshaft Newsletter for Maintenance Group

"She always goes over and above," said Master Sgt Lisa Kanugh, 133rd Maintenance Operations Flight "If someone needs something, she already has a whole program set up to include specific needs and donations"

In addition of going over and above, she gives back to both her civilian and military community Master Sgt Galloway does this by coordinating donation drives, volunteering at the Commemorative Air Force Minnesota Wing, and leads a spinning class every Wednesday at the 934th Air Force Reserve gym

"It's never about her, it's about others," said Master Sgt Kanugh "She has the unique skill of seeing a need and jumping in there full throttle"

May 30, 2014
by Tech Sgt Amy Lovgren
133rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs



Download photos





Articles archive

In The News archive

Media Advisory archive

Latest News

Minnesota Guardsmen learn survival skills, train with Norwegian counterparts

Posted: 2018-07-03  01:36 PM
NOREX 45 Over the course of 10 days, 100 Soldiers and Airmen from the Minnesota National Guard who traveled to Norway June 17-26, 2018, for the 45th Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange learned valuable survival skills and shared their knowledge with members of the Norwegian Home Guard. This year's exchange was the second to take place during the summer months in the history of the longest-running military partnership between two nations.

"It was a great experience for both the Minnesota National Guard and the Norwegian Home Guard," said Capt. 'Kiwi' HorgA�ien, the senior Norwegian instructor. "A cultural exchange, a social exchange and military exchange all packed into one."

The 45th exchange got off to a late start, with flight delays causing the trip to be shortened from its normal length of two weeks. The delay meant that the Minnesota Guardsmen jumped right into training, heading out to the field after just a few hours of sleep.



133rd Airlift Wing Emphasizes Combat Readiness Training

Posted: 2018-06-29  10:48 AM
Alpena ALPENA, Michigan - Approximately 300 U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing participated in a readiness exercise at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Mich.

The exercise, tagged as Iron Ore, was designed test the Airmen abilities to set up operations at an unfamiliar location and receive in depth training on Ability-To-Survive and Operate (ATSO) principles while supporting airlift and aeromedical flight operations.

To ensure mission success and readiness, Airmen had to complete training at home station prior to leaving for Alpena. Some of this training included weapons qualification, gas mask fit testing, Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) familiarization, self-aid and buddy care and career field training.



Red Bulls Kickoff Division Warfighter

Posted: 2018-06-13  01:38 PM
DIV WFX CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. - "A Warfighter is an exercise that allows the Division to evaluate their ability to maneuver assets in a battle," said Master Sgt. Greg Weaver, the Operations Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge for the Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion. "It is designed to focus on particular areas and specific objectives to be evaluated or tested."

The Division has geared its' planning and training efforts in preparation for Warfighter since July 2017. Coordinating transportation for Soldiers and equipment was often on the mind of Maj. David Johansson, the logistics officer for the 34th ID. With the coordination of Johansson and his team, troops and equipment all converged on Camp Atterbury, enlisting the help of 89 railcars, 280 tractor-trailers, and nearly 50 buses for the movement.

"I like to say my job is to 'quiet the noise'". Johansson continued, "The noise being a real life logistical problem that could impede the exercise."



Minnesota-based aviation unit takes part in Warfighter Exercise

Posted: 2018-06-08  11:59 AM
34ECAB WFX CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. - More than 150 Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard's 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade are here participating in a multi-echelon training event, Warfighter Exercise 18-5, May 30 to June 15.

The exercise, which is part live and part virtual, is testing the St. Paul, Minnesota-based aviation unit's ability to conduct operations and mission command in a high-intensity, complex operating environment. Soldiers are being challenged to take decisive action as they focus on air-ground operations -- or synchronizing and integrating aviation operations into the scheme of maneuver planned and conducted by forces on the ground.

In this case, the units on the ground are being commanded by the Rosemount, Minnesota-based 34th Red Bull Infantry Division, which is also participating in the exercise.



Article archive
 
top